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Sep 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. in that regard, he is of his time but he has also made a lasting impact on us as well. >> we will have time to delve into some of the elections later on. of the five bids he made, are any particularly significant? >> the 1912 bid is the high mark of socialism where he got 6% of the votes. a different election was 1920 where he was imprisoned in the atlanta penitentiary and got 1 million votes while running from prison. >> in our 90 minute program, "the contenders," we look at people who made an attempt at the white house and failed. but they had an effect on political and american history. we are live tonight from the eugene debs home in terre haute. it is on the campus of indiana state university. he lived here in this house. he and his wife kate, who lived here for years after he died. we will show you more of the house as we continue here. the top floor of the house has an interesting mural. the mural depicts the years of his public life. throughout our program we will be showing you aspects of the artwork to help illustrate eugene debs' story. let me introduce you to our second guest. s
Sep 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, the life of eugene debs. on thent obama's remarks u.s. air strike in yemen. >> are featured contender is eugene debs. if lifetime candidates for president of the socialist ticket, and the nation's most celebrated world war i protester. this footage captures eugene debs on his return home to terre haute, indiana. tonight, we are in terre haute at his home and museum. let me introduce you to our two guests. his book is called "democraciy's prisoner." it has been 85 years since he died. why do we care about him? >> he was one of our most important labor leaders at a crucial time. more importantly, he was the central figure in the socialist movement at a time it was a viable growing part of the american political culture. >> does he have a lasting legacy? >> i think like many third-party candidates, he and his fellow socialist moved the conversation in different directions. in that regard, he is of his time but he is also a long impact on us as well. >> we will have time to delve into some of the elections later on. of the five bids he made, are any particularly significant? >> de 1912 bi
Oct 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. u.s. thomas dewey of new york. u.s. senator pat from ohio this was a convention in philadelphia that went for six hours. >> and nobody had come from a business side. nobody was actually doing that except for wendell willkie. he certainly rose up and had an electric personality and magnetic energy about him >> you obviously never do your grandfather. he died at the age of 52. we will learn more about his life. why did he ultimately decide to run for the nomination? he did set the groundwork in 1939 for a possible predator to bed in 1940. >> he was always interested in politics, even from growing up in his hometown. he talked about it in his life, in his childhood with his parents, when they got to college -- it was always an integral part of its life. >> we are in russellville, indiana, one of the homes of wendell willkie. hville, indiana, one of the homes of wendell willkie. >> this is a wooden post card sent to the united states mail, sent from aberdeen, washington. all of the people in the town actually signed the back of the postcard to say "we want willkie." we want wendell
Oct 28, 2011 9:00pm EDT
of music. but eventually he settled on the law and wound up working as assistant u.s. attorney. a man named george medali who was his mentor trained him above all in thoroughness. the dewey hallmark was we talk about him as a work aalcoholic. in one of the early cases, i mean, he had his men go over 100 -- they traced 100,000 telephone calls and 200 bank slips in order to get a boot lerg name waxy portman proprietor of the eureka company in many ways symbolic of this alliance between corrupt -- well, prohibition-defying elements and the government, local government. >> so i want to get to a phone call here. but i want to go through some names. dutch schultz. >> well, dutch schultz -- you had portman at the bottom. schultz took away gordon's empire which was largely based on alcohol. but not only alcohol. there was something called policy, the numbers game. and it was gambling for the masses. and again, this helps explains dewey's appeal across the demographic range because millions up in harlem in particular -- millions of poor people were being taken advantage of in this game. the money wa
Oct 7, 2011 8:00pm EDT
for president. then he went back to the supreme court. when of the finest minds on the court's. >> why use? >> andrew jackson said that "he looks like god and talks like god." >> charles evans hughes -- the republican presidential nominee soon after the national convention. tonight, we looked at the life and legacy of charles evans hughes who was a two-term governor, secretary of state, and twice a supreme court justice. he was perhaps best known as one of the co-authors of the new deal. we're broadcasting live across from the capitol. he inaugurated this building when it first opened in 1935. let me introduce you to our guests this evening were joining us to talk about the life and legacy of charles evans hughes. my first guest is an historian, and bernadette higher -- bernadette tyler is a professor at cornell law school. i want you to set the stage for us. 1916, woodrow wilson wants to be reelected. frame what was going on in the country and the presidential campaign. >> president wilson said it would be a tragedy if his administration was defined by foriegn policy. it turned out to be
Oct 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
gage. she is a history professor. if you could, set the scene for us to begin. 1928 -- the united states. what was going on in this country? what are some of the issues we will be discussing? >> the 1928 election is one of the most interesting and also what of the most vicious elections in american history. we have two candidates who really embodied two different americas that are coming into conflict in the election. al smith is urban, he is from new york city. he is an irishman. he is catholic. he represents a kind of immigrant, urban a barakat that has come of age in the last 30 years. on the other side, we have herbert hoover who in many ways can hardly be more different than al smith. he is from the midwest. he is from iowa. he is very straitlaced. he is not our bid. if he is pious. he wears starchy colors. these two mena really encapsule some of the most important cultural class is of that moment. clashes over prohibition. to some degree, clashes over the economy. in many ways, this turns out to be a cultural selection that hinders on which of these two americas is the ameri
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